The board meeting for the month of March 2019 was cancelled 

           Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2019

 

In Attendance,

            Members

Jeannie Demas, Vice-Chair

Jim Love, Board Member

Joe Zanetti, Board Member

 

Staff & Guests

            Judy Owens, Director

Mary Seppie, Accountant

Roy Lloyd, County Commissioner

 

Absent

Rebecca Briesmaster, Chair

Steve Shea, Secretary/Treasurer

 

Introductions

Ms. Demas called the meeting to order at 5:00 with introductions. 

 

Approval of February Agenda and January Minutes

Mr. Love made a motion to approve the February Agenda and the January minutes.  Mr. Zanetti second.  Motion carried. 

 

Financial Report

Mr. Love made a motion to approve A/P checks 12758-12784, Payroll checks 4993-5017, and transfers as listed on the transaction report. Mr. Zanetti second.  Motion carried. 

 

February Safety Meeting

Ms. Owens informed the Board that the Federal Transportation Administration’s random drug testing percentages have increase from 25% to 50%.  The February safety topic explains the reasons behind the increase in the testing rates.

 

Old Business

Fixed Route Module- Route Shout update

The RouteShout application is not running yet.  RouteMatch has explained that some of the issue is coming from the internet speed so Ms. Owens is working with Century Link to increase the speeds.  The other problem is an issue with the iPhone platform and RouteMatch is working to find a solution.  She will keep the Board updated on the progress.

 

 

 

New Business

Welcome Commmisioner Lloyd

The Board, Ms. Owens, and Ms. Seppie welcomed Commissioner Lloyd to the Board.  Mr. Lloyd is the new County Commissoner’s Board Liaison for STAR.

 

Funding for FY2020

Ms. Owens told the Board that she has already received the funding request for FY2020 from the City of Rock Springs and she expects the City of Green River and Sweetwater County will be sending theirs soon as well.  She and Ms. Seppie are starting to work on the new budget and contract amounts.  She is planning on asking for the same funding amounts from both cities as in FY2019 as neither city reduced STAR’s funding last year.  Sweetwater County did reduce the amount STAR asked for in FY2019, so she and Ms. Seppie would like to wait until they have worked on the budget more in order to have a better idea of the funding request for the County for  FY2020. 

 

New Building Discussion

Ms. Owens was told that the the County has formed a building committee and that some of their current buildings may be moving to new buildings to centralize and consolidate operations.  She spoke to Gary McLean at the County about STAR possibly purchasing the building Road and Bridge is currently occupying on West 2nd St. in Rock Springs.  STAR could use FTA Section 5339 money to help fund the purchase of a building.  Ms. Owens just wanted to discuss this with the Board as this might be something for STAR to consider in the future. 

 

March Board Meeting

Ms. Owens informed the Board that she will not be in town for the March meeting so Ms. Seppie will run the meeting.  The City of Rock Springs will need the FY2020 funding request back by March 8th, which is before the next Board meeting.  Ms. Owens asked if the Board would approve requesting $42,911 from the City of Rock Springs (same amount of funding as last year).  She and Ms. Seppie will work on the other budget figures and send the Board a copy of the final request, but this way it can be submitted by the March 8th deadline.  Jim Love made a motion to approve requesting $42,911 from the City of Rock Springs for FY2020.  Mr. Zanetti second.  Motion carried.

 

Board Comments

 

There were no Board comments.

 

Executive Session

No Excutive Session was held.

 

Adjournment

Mr. Love made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Zanetti second. Ms. Demas adjourned the meeting at 5:22 p.m.

 

 

 

Jeannie Demas , Vice-Chairwoman               __________________________________

           

Steve Shea, Secretary/Treasurer                     __________________________________

           

Mary Seppie, Recording Secretary                 ___________________________________

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2019

 

In Attendance,

            Members

Jeannie Demas, Vice-Chair

Jim Love, Board Member

 

Staff & Guests

            Judy Owens, Director

Mary Seppie, Accountant

 

Absent

Rebecca Briesmaster, Chair

Joe Zanetti, Board Member

 

Introductions

Ms. Demas called the meeting to order at 5:00 with introductions. 

 

Approval of JanuaryAgenda and November Minutes

Mr. Shea made a motion to approve the January Agenda and the November minutes.  Mr. Love second.  Motion carried. 

 

Financial Report

Mr. Love made a motion to approve A/P checks 12704-12757, Payroll checks 4940-4992, and transfers as listed on the transaction report. Mr. Shea second.  Motion carried. 

 

January Safety Meeting

Ms. Owens informed the Board that the training for safety for the month will be Wheelchair Lift Tricks and Tips.

 

Old Business

Fixed Route Module- Route Shout update

Ms. Owens told the Board that the new fixed route module is up and running.  The RouteShout application for customers is running but still has some issues.  She will keep the Board updated on the progress. After all of the issues have been resolved and the app is running smoothly she would like to do a press release and some advertising.

 

 

 

New Business

Bids for Audit Services

Two bids for audit services were received- one from Carver, Florek, and James, LLC and one from Fagnant, Lewis, & Brinda, P.C. The Board reviewed both bids.  Mr. Shea made a motion to engage Carver, Florek, and James to perform the audits for the 2019-2022 fiscal years.  Mr. Love second. Motion carried.

 

Board Comments

There were no Board comments.

 

Executive Session

No Excutive Session was held.

 

Adjournment

Mr. Shea made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Love second. Ms. Demas adjourned the meeting at 5:10 p.m.

 

 

 

Jeannie Demas , Vice-Chairwoman               __________________________________

           

Steve Shea, Secretary/Treasurer                     __________________________________

           

Mary Seppie, Recording Secretary                 ___________________________________